Obesity
Early life experiences underlie chronic obesity and binge-eating  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 hours
A new study on the cognitive and emotional functioning of people with a high body mass index (BMI), which was published in the journal Heliyon shows that early life experiences can create... more
Obesity associated with abnormal bowel habits -- not diet  SCIENCE DAILY · 11 hours
Because researchers demonstrated for the first time that a strong association between obesity and chronic diarrhea is not driven by diet or physical activity, the findings could have important implications... more
UT Southwestern researchers identify novel mechanism that regulates fat formation  NEWS MEDICAL · 23 hours
In work suggesting new therapeutic targets to fight obesity, UT Southwestern researchers have identified a novel mechanism that regulates the creation of fat in mammals. more
Deeper understanding of early life experiences can help combat chronic obesity and frequent bingeing  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
According to a new study, dysfunctional eating patterns and habits in overweight and obese adults can be triggered by early... more
New pathway that controls fat formation  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
In work suggesting new therapeutic targets to fight obesity, researchers have identified a novel mechanism that regulates the creation of fat in mammals. more
Deeper understanding of early life experiences can help fight frequent binge and bulimic behaviors  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
According to a new study in the journal Heliyon, published by Elsevier, dysfunctional eating patterns and habits in overweight and... more
Obesity stigma and yo-yo dieting, not BMI, are behind chronic health conditions, dietitian claims  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
In a recent New York Times opinion column, dietitian Christy Harrison, an "intuitive eating coach" and author, responded to a... more
Social isolation derails brain development in mice  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Female mice housed alone during adolescence show atypical development of the prefrontal cortex and resort to habitual behavior in adulthood, according to new research. These findings show how social isolation could lead to an... more
Importance of when adolescents sleep to obesity and cardiometabolic health  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
New study finds adolescent sleep timing preferences and patterns should be considered risk factors for obesity and cardiometabolic health. more
New insight into origin of diabetes in overweight patients  NEWS MEDICAL · 7 days
In Switzerland, more than 400,000 people suffer from type 2 diabetes, a serious metabolic disorder that is constantly increasing. Obesity, by promoting the resistance to the action of insulin -... more
Medical News Today: WHO urge nutrition interventions against worrying global trends  MNT · 1 week
In a new report, the World Health Organization argue that nations must prioritize nutrition interventions to fight global trends in obesity and hunger. more
Why young females with obesity are at early risk for cardiovascular disease  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
In the face of obesity, the sex hormone progesterone that helps females get and stay pregnant appears to also put them at increased, early... more
Type 2 diabetes is not just about insulin  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Obesity, by promoting the resistance to the action of insulin, is a major risk factor of diabetes. Insulin imbalance may not be the only cause of the onset of diabetes. Researchers have... more
Food insecurity in toddler years linked to poor health, but not obesity  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Young children, who grow up in homes with limited access to nutritious foods (known as food insecurity), are more likely to experience poor overall... more
Japanese-Americans have twice the odds of diabetes  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
A new study found that Japanese-American adults who are not obese have a much higher prevalence of diabetes than non-obese non-Hispanic white Americans (8.0% vs. 4.5%). The study was conducted by researchers at the... more
Americans love snacks. What does that mean for their health?  ABC NEWS · 1 week
Americans are addicted to snacks, and it's not clear what that might mean for health and obesity more
High-fat diets contribute to irregularities in hypothalamus region of the brain  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
Much research has pointed to how an unhealthy diet correlates to obesity, but has not explored how diet can bring about neurological changes in the brain. more
Scientists isolate protective proteins that influence outcomes for type 2 diabetes  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Scientists have, for the first time, discovered a family of proteins that are associated with lower blood sugar levels among obese patients with type 2 diabetes,... more
High-fat diets affect your brain, not just your physical appearance  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Much research has pointed to how an unhealthy diet correlates to obesity, but has not explored how diet can bring about neurological changes in the brain. A recent... more
Taxing sweetened drinks by the amount of sugar could cut obesity and boost economic gains  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Taxing sugar-sweetened beverages by the amount of sugar they contain, rather than by the liquid volume of these... more
Loss of hip BMD persists after weight loss intervention among older adults with obesity  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Weight loss in older adults is accompanied by loss in bone mineral density (BMD) and an increased risk of bone... more
Snack tax may be more effective than a sugary drink tax to tackle obesity  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Taxing high sugar snacks such as biscuits, cakes, and sweets might be more effective at reducing obesity levels than increasing... more
Genetic variants associated with adult obesity start playing a role during early childhood  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Body mass index in infants, children and adults is influenced by different genetic factors that change as we age, according to a... more
New mechanism that could counteract obesity  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Obesity rates worldwide have nearly tripled since 1975. Now, new research has discovered, in rodents, critical mutations in molecules implicated in obesity, which may help inform the development of new anti-obesity therapies. more
Younger people getting cancer due to obesity  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Obesity rates around the globe are ballooning - literally! Approximately 1.9 billion adults who are 18 years and older were overweight in 2016, and of these, more than 650 million were obese. The number... more
Medical News Today: Type 2 diabetes, obesity: Weight loss surgery may lower death risk  MNT · 2 weeks
A large study finds that weight loss surgery lowers the risk of death and cardiovascular events among people with obesity... more
Obesity pandemic shifting cancer to younger people  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
A new study looking at incidence of disease data nationwide from 2000 to 2016 found a shift in obesity-associated cancers (OACs) to younger individuals. Typically, these cancers are diagnosed at higher rates among people... more
Metabolic surgery improves health in obese diabetics  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Paris is hosting the European Society of Cardiology Congress (ESC) meet this year where on the 2nd of September researchers from the Cleveland Clinic reveal that weight loss surgeries in patients with obesity and... more
Medical News Today: Alternate-day fasting has health benefits for healthy people  MNT · 2 weeks
New research highlights some of the overall health benefits that alternate-day fasting has for healthy individuals who do not have obesity. more
Medical News Today: Diabetes, obesity: Is gene editing the answer?  MNT · 3 weeks
In a new study in obese, diabetic mice, researchers used a modified CRISPR gene editing tool to reduce body weight and improve signs of type 2 diabetes. more
Tiny thermometer measures how mitochondria heat up the cell by unleashing proton energy  nanowerk · 3 weeks
Armed with a tiny new thermometer probe that can quickly measure temperature inside of a cell, researchers have illuminated a mysterious aspect... more
Gene therapy reduces obesity and reverses type 2 diabetes in mice  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
The obesity epidemic affects nearly half a billion people worldwide, many of them children. Obesity-related diseases including heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes, and cancer are... more
Exercise in pregnancy improves health of obese mothers by restoring their tissues, mouse study finds  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
Exercise immediately prior to and during pregnancy restores key tissues in the body, making them better able to... more
Partitioned portions can help increase vegetable consumption  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
Not eating your fruits and vegetables can have serious health consequences, from obesity to macular degeneration. And many Americans, even those who have easy access to these healthy foods, stubbornly resist eating them. more
Tiny thermometer measures how mitochondria heat up the cell by unleashing proton energy  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
Armed with a tiny new thermometer probe that can quickly measure temperature inside of a cell, University of Illinois researchers have illuminated... more
The role of a single molecule in obesity  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
A single molecule, derived from cholesterol, lurks inside your bloodstream and will increase your body fat, even if you don't eat a diet filled with red meat and fried food. A biologist... more
Children from disadvantaged neighborhoods more likely to experience obesity in adulthood  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
Children who grow up in disadvantaged neighborhoods are nearly one-third more likely to experience obesity as adults, according to new research from Cornell University. more
Obesity associated with reduced taste sensation  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
A new study from researchers at the Binghamton University, State of University of New York has shown that obesity is associated with reduced taste responses and perception. The study on laboratory animals titled, “Taste Responses in... more
Kids from disadvantaged neighborhoods more likely to be obese as adults  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
Children who grow up in disadvantaged neighborhoods are nearly one-third more likely to experience obesity as adults, according to new research. more
Remodeling unhealthful gut microbiomes with the help of synthetic peptides  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
You are what you eat -; right down to the microbiome living in your gut. Diet can affect which microbes are in the intestinal tract, and research has... more
Obesity tied to weakened response to taste  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
Obesity is connected with a reduced response to taste, according to a new study. more
Medical News Today: Inflammation in type 2 diabetes: Study overturns previous notions  MNT · 4 weeks
New research challenges the prevalent belief that it is glucose that drives chronic inflammation in obesity and obesity-related type 2 diabetes. more
Study examines weight loss outcomes in individuals taking psychiatric medication  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
A new Canadian study suggests that individuals who take anti-depressants and/or anti-psychotics and participate in a weight management program can lose weight whether or not they take psychiatric... more
Two-thirds of truck drivers in Australia are obese, study finds  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
More than 200,000 people are employed as truck drivers in Australia and while their role in transporting goods across our wide brown land is critical, they are among... more
Study finds genetic links to childhood obesity across different ethnicities  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
An international team of researchers who analyzed data across multiple ethnicities has produced the largest genetic study to date associated with common childhood obesity. more
Weight loss before arthroplasty improves some outcomes in patients with morbid obesity  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
In patients with morbid obesity, losing 20 pounds before knee replacement surgery (arthroplasty) leads to fewer hospital days and other outcome improvements, reports a... more
Scientists discover how brown fat may help protect against obesity and diabetes  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
Rutgers and other scientists have discovered how brown fat, also known as brown adipose tissue, may help protect against obesity and diabetes. more
Why brown fat is good for people's health  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 weeks
Scientists have discovered how brown fat, also known as brown adipose tissue, may help protect against obesity and diabetes. Their study adds to our knowledge about the role of brown fat in... more
Changes to mitochondria drive inflammation in type 2 diabetes, not glucose  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
To date, the underlying causes of inflammation in obesity and type 2 diabetes mellitus have been poorly understood, which has hampered efforts to develop treatments to... more
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